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December 2014
Learn on the go with the new Talk Spanish enhanced ebook

 Our bestselling Talk series now includes a new enhanced ebook so you can learn on the go. Also available in French, German and Italian.

December 2014
New Talk Italian Pack - updated and with a great new look

 Our bestselling Talk series is now new and improved. Also available in French, German and Spanish.

December 2014
New and improved Talk German Box Set

The Talk German Box Set has been updated so take a look. Also available in French, Italian and Spanish.

December 2014
Talk French now new and improved!

 Our bestselling Talk series is now new and improved. Also available in German, Spanish and Italian.

December 2013
Quickstart Apps

Fun, interactive language learning on the move. Now available on the iTunes App Store.

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